Fantasy sports, CGB style! Now this isn't your ordinary fantasy baseball league. This is the most inane, trolltacular, mindboggling league you have ever played in.
(If you would also like to sign up for a conventional league, join us in zoonews' CGB Gorilla Munch league)
League name: Trollifornia
League number: 148400
Draft: Wednesday, March 27th, 8:00pm PDT
Note: a + indicates stats that your team wants to maximize and - is for stats you want to minimize. Unfortunately, Yahoo does not let me change those values (I really, really wanted to see teams win by committing errors or hitting batters with their pitchers).
Sacrifice flys (+)
Intentional walks (+)
Hit by pitch (+!)
Grand slams (+)
Outfield assists (+)
Ground into double play (-)
Total batters faced (+)
Batters grounded into double plays (+)
Relief wins (+)
No hitters (+)
Intentional walks (-)
Hit batters (-)
Stolen bases allowed (-)
As you can see, I tried to set up each category with a balance of "regular" categories (putouts, batters faced, outfield assists, etc.), where you should regularly rack up points, and "wild card" categories where you will probably not generate too many points except on rare, random occasion (hit by pitch, grand slam, no hitters).
I wanted to balance things so you are encouraged to field a full lineup everyday (i.e. you can't win by benching all your players), which made this much more difficult to set up than your ordinary fantasy league. If you believe I need to tweak the balance by adding or removing categories, let me know. I am open to any and all changes.
Also, I have it set to the default head-to-head scoring. If you present a convincing argument for why I should switch to rotisserie, I'll hear it and reconsider. But imagine that joy of earning an extra win because your opponent's inept pitcher nailed a batter in the head.
Good luck with the draft--you're going to need it.